Patent Number: 6,248,129

Title: Expandable polymeric stent with memory and delivery apparatus and method

Abstract: A stent for use in a lumen defined by a wall of a vessel of a patienthaving a body. The vessel is comprised of a hollow substantiallycylindrical member formed of a biocompatible composition. The compositionincorporates at least one medical agent in a weight up to 90% of the totalweight of the stent so that at least one medical agent is released fromthe composition of the stent into the vessel at a controlled rateextending over a period of time after the stent is inserted into thevessel.

Inventors: Froix; Michael (Mountain View, CA)


International Classification: A61F 2/06 (20060101); A61L 31/14 (20060101); A61L 31/16 (20060101); A61L 31/04 (20060101); A61F 2/02 (20060101); A61F 2/00 (20060101); A61F 002/06 ()

Expiration Date: 06/12013